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What causes pins and needles in your feet?

What causes pins and needles in your feet?

MANY things.: Could be peripheral neuropathy. It could also be a reaction to a chemical in your house or a cleaning product. Carbon monoxide exposure, heavy metal exposure (lead, arsenic), vitamin deficiency, radiation exposure, and electrolye imbalances are just a few possible causes. See a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Paresthesia (Definition)

weird or abnormal feeling including numbness, tingling sensation, pins-and-needles in skin area or body part. One example is when someone hits his elbow "funny bone", he may get the tingling and numbness at the elbow and forearm, this ...Read more


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I have really bad pins and needles in my feet and they won't go away and it's painful, help?

I have really bad pins and needles in my feet and they won't go away and it's painful, help?

Lots of things: There are a great many things that can cause what you're describing. Without knowing anything of your medical history, the best thing is to simply have you see your doc right away and get this evaluated. ...Read more

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What happen if there has being regular experience of pins and needles in the body and more often it happens in my both foot. Thank you.

What happen if there has being regular experience of pins and needles in the body and more often it happens in my both foot. Thank you.

Neuropathy: Pins and needles sensation may be due to a peripheral neuropathy such as seen in diabetes or vitamin B12 deficiency. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate you and order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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What causes my feet to feel like pins and needles I have hydrocephalus?

What causes my feet to feel like pins and needles I have hydrocephalus?

Neuropathy: Pins and needle sensation can be due to a peripheral nerve disorder or neuropathy. Poor circulation, alcohol use or side effect from certain medications, low vitamin b12, abnormal thyroid, diabetes and immune disorders are among the most common causes. Check with your physician for accurate diagnosis and treatment. This may not be related to hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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Why do I have a prickly patch on my foot like pins and needles?

Why do I have a prickly patch on my foot like pins and needles?

Neuropathy: Perhaps a compressed or entrapped nerve. It would be interesting if you could relay to us precisely where that patch of skin is. ...Read more

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I have painful pins and needles with foot injury. How long will this last?

I have painful pins and needles with foot injury. How long will this last?

Nerve Damage: It sounds like nerve damage occurred with your injury. Depending on the type of injury it can last anywhere from 6-9 weeks to permanent damage. This is something that needs to evaluated by a podiatrist or neurologist. After the evaluation they could give you a better idea based on your injuries. ...Read more

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I keep getting pins and needles and numbness in my feet. What is the problem?

I keep getting pins and needles and numbness in my feet. What is the problem?

Neuropathy: Many different things can cause this and a good clinical exam could help you to differentiate and possibly give a diagnosis. Treament plans can be set up upon figuring out the etiology. ...Read more

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What is happening physiologically when you get pins and needles in your foot?

What is happening physiologically when you get pins and needles in your foot?

Couple of things: It might be due to circulation where not enough oxygen is being delivered to the tissues, resulting in hypoxia of the tissues. If it is in the nerves, think injury, tight shoes, or referred pain (radiculopathy) or neuropathy (diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid issues) cause abnormal signals to be conducted through the nerves. Seeing a podiatrist can help sort this out. ...Read more

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My feet are feeling very shaky and also I think they have like pins and needles feeling but it's not the actually pins and needles. Also I feel sick.

My  feet are feeling very shaky and also I think they have like pins and needles feeling but it's not the actually pins and needles. Also I feel sick.

Need a checkup: "Pins and needles" sensation can be due to a peripheral neuropathy. that is a problem with the nerves to the legs that can be due to a number of problems, ranging from vitamin deficiencies to diabetes. You need a thorough evaluation by your physician to find the cause and to treat it. ...Read more

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What causes intermittent pins and needles in feet and legs?

What causes intermittent pins and needles in feet and legs?

Neuropathy/Vascular: The main causes of pins and needles are the following: neuropathy (usually from diabetes or alcohol use), impaired blood flow, or metabolic causes such as changes in calcium or magnesium. Some medications can cause pins and needles-a common medication would be topiramate. A neurologist would be able to help you by doing an exam, ordering blood tests and an EMG test. ...Read more

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How do you stop pins and needles when you have drop foot?

How do you stop pins and needles when you have drop foot?

Many ways: If the cause of foot drop can be treated then abnormal sensations can be controlled. Various drugs like neuron tin, cymbalta, (duloxetine) tegretol, etc can help. Also do not forget physical therapy. ...Read more

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What is the process involved from Diamox that causes my feet to have pins and needles?Why exactly does this happen?

What is the process involved from Diamox that causes my feet to have pins and needles?Why exactly does this happen?

Diamox: Diamox is a diuretic and may cause loss of potassium and magnesium which can cause those symptoms if serum levels of potassium or magnesium drop too low. I recommend that your physician order a test of your serum potassium and magnesium and if any of them are too low, prescribe a potassium or magnesium supplement. While you're at it have your calcium level checked also. ...Read more